Personal Service, Peace of Mind, Pleasant Memories

Janet Alexander

05/02/1951 - 03/29/2018

Viewing Information

A viewing will be held, Monday, April 2, 2018 at Metropolitan Funeral Service, Portsmouth Boulevard.

Service Information

A funeral service will be held, 11am, Tuesday, April 3, 2018
New Hope Baptist Church
1317 Gust Lane Chesapeake VA

Interment Information

Albert G. Horton Veteran Cemetery
5310 Milners Road Suffolk VA

Janet Marie Yvonne Alexander peacefully transitioned from glory to reward on March 29, 2018. Predeceased by Mother Marie Polly Virgil and Father Lester Westmore Virgil. Leaves behind Uncle Allan Virgil (Valerie), Uncle Alfonzo (Sandra) and Aunt Grace. She was a mother of four Mark, Falon, Chloe and Fiona, she also served as a ‘Mother’ to many. Whenever there was a need, Jet(as she was affectionately called) filled it. Whether it was opening her door to a family that home burned down and raising a ten year old niece (Kenya Wright) as her own daughter into adulthood, the word ‘No’ was not in her vocabulary. Jet was also President of the Senior Choir of First Baptist of South Portsmouth for three years. She excelled in raising the standards of excellence as she served as President of the PTA at three different schools, Lakeview Elementary, Hodges Manor Elementary, and John Tyler Elementary. She was employed by a host of Hampton Roads notables. Namely Lawrence Goldrich (Cavalier Hotel), Federal Judges Henry and John McKenzie, Col. Norman Reams, In Style Clothing Store just to name a few. Along with being the perfect wife, cooking and talking was her field of expertise. On any given Sunday she was inviting the neighborhood to a cod fish and potato breakfast, complete with tomato sauce, avocado pear (it’s a Bermuda thing you wouldn’t understand). Jet leaves godchildren Christy Downey, Enoch Brown and his brother Jared, Sherman Wright, all of Andrea Peele’s children, well you get the point. Before babysitting was fashionable or profitable, Jet was the standard by which all other sitters were measured by (at least up until they were 2yrs old when no longer considered cute, said Falon). After her initial stroke in 2012 sister Josie often came to take her either shopping or on the Spirit of Norfolk. Not to be outdone her sister Rochelle who took her for change of scenery for a month to Rochester NY that lasted 7 months. Even though she loves all of our children equally our son Mark is her heart. There are so many stories in the adventures of Jet in the 21 Century, suffice to say the cold ink of a pen cannot equal the warmth that was in her heart. Jet leaves to cherish her memory a loving husband of nearly 39 years, Steven Alexander (who must now rely on his children to dress him), 1 son Mark Yuscef Virgil, three daughters Falon Simone Alexander, Chloe Nicole Alexander, Fiona Monet Alexander. Sister Joanne Booker, nephew Calvin Bean (Cheryl) great great niece and nephew Kobe and Zaria also niece Alizicia Booker. One brother Lynn Virgil (Bermuda Bye) niece Nikita Lynn Howard great nephews Randy and RaShaun Howard also great great nephew Kingsley). Sister Rochelle Cordell, nieces Torrie, Troi and nephews Trey and Troy, great great nieces and nephews Ta’Shawna, Justice, Jai, Har’Mahnie. Jet was also blessed with three beautiful grandchildren, Makaylah Alexander, Cori Johnson, Mekhi Roberts. She also leaves sister-in-law Troy Fitzpatrick (husband Rev. Sammy). Brother-in-law Al Booker. If I missed anyone please charge it to my head and not my heart. To my Pastor Dr. Sammy Logan You Are The Best( the grass withers and the flowers fade) ok I’m finished. Thank you all my New Hope Family.

Carrlette (Coochie) parker Steve but we address each other as Cuzo, my heart is with you. You were strong through the start of her illness and your strength will continue on. Jet is at peace. May God continue to be with you and the family.
Posted: 4/5/2018
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Allan and Valerie Virgil Sorry we couldn't be there. Please know that we are thinking of all of you. Love and miss you Allan and Valerie
Posted: 4/4/2018
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Barbara H Lee Condolences. Remember God is always with you
Posted: 4/3/2018
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Frank & Yvonne Poole Steve, we are so sorry to hear about Janet's passing. Our hearts are with you and the family. You have your church family by your side to help you get through this trying time. Just call us if you need anything. Love The Poole Family.
Posted: 4/3/2018
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Lanette Egress Steve, I was so sorry to hear of Jet's passing. Praying that God's peace and comfort will surround you and your family during this difficult time. May your good memories and knowing she is now in the arms of Jesus ease your sorrow. Love, Lanette Egress
Posted: 4/2/2018
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Dr. & Mrs. Archie W. Earl, Sr. & Family We are deeply sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one, Mrs. Janet Alexander. She was a wonderful person. We all loved her. May God continue to bless and strengthen you all, during this time of loss.
Posted: 4/2/2018
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Danielle Howard The lost of your mother is a very hard thing to deal with. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. As you already know.. I am just a phone call away.
Posted: 4/2/2018
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Deacon &Mrs Walson Williams Steve,you and your family have our deepest condolences.
Posted: 4/1/2018
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Debbie Stills Deepest condolences to Steve and Family from the Stills (Desiree, Debbie, Daphne and Desmond). You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Posted: 3/31/2018
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Linda My deepest Sympathy goes out to the family, losing a love one in death is a very trying time. Please find comfort in knowing what the bible says about the opportunity of seeing our dear love ones again @ Act 24:15 under the very best conditions @ Revelation 21:3 & 4. Please visit JW.ORG for more encouragement and hope from GOD’S word during this difficult time. https://www.jw.org/finder?wtlocale=E&pub=t-35&srcid=share
Posted: 3/30/2018
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Dani I'm truly sorry for your loss of your loved one. Losing someone we love is heartbreaking. Please know that others care and that God heals the broken-hearted, Psalm 147:3. We look forward to the day when sickness pain and death will be no more, Revelation 21:4
Posted: 3/29/2018
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